Congratulations to the fifth grade choir whose original composition, How Do We Show Peace? tied for first place in the Delaware Music Education Association (DMEA) Young Composers Competition!
Here is what the students had to say about their original work: Each year our school chooses a Quaker testimony to focus on and this year is was Peace. Now more than ever we need Peace in our lives and in our world. We decided for our spring concert that we wanted to share our simple observations of how we show peace in hopes to inspire others. Through conversations and writing we first created the lyrics to our song. We organized our lyrics into three sections, (1) how peace sounds, (2) how peace looks, and (3) how peace feels. We then decided on a meter and chord progression and improvised melodic ideas over that chord progression. We came up with the chorus first and then the verses.
Over the course of the last five years, the middle school has engaged in a series of experiences to strengthen student's intercultural competencies and appreciation for the diversity of the personal stories each person contributes to the community.
Please join us October 6 at 7pm in the Friends Theater for a talk with Timothy L. Fields and Shereem Herndon-Brown, college admissions experts and authors of The Black Family's Guide to College Admissions: A Conversation About Education, Parenting, and Race. This event is open to the public!
In 2007, WFS became the first high school in Delaware accepted as a member of the School Year Abroad (SYA) consortium, a national group of leading independent schools with a commitment to international education.
The WFS football and soccer teams hosted athletes from Special Olympics Delaware (SODE) in mid-August. In the clinics, the athletes participated in drills together, learned a lot, and had a blast! This tradition is something that WFS student athletes and Special Olympians look forward to each year and is a great way to for them to connect.
Congratulations to lower school teacher Sia Willie who was named a 2022-23 Pilot Light Food Education Fellow! From their website, "Food Education Fellows are leaders in food education across the nation. Fellows implement weekly Pilot Light lessons, create new Pilot Light resources, and help to refine and evaluate what Pilot Light and food education looks like in classrooms."